EVENT NEWS & NOTES: CONCACAF GOLD CUP FINAL DRAWS 91,255
A crowd of 91,255 watched Mexico defeat the U.S. men's
soccer team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game
Sunday at the L.A. Coliseum (MIAMI HERALD, 2/17). In
Boston, Frank Dell'Apa reported that a source said another
10,000 also were admitted with counterfeit tickets. In
addition, 6,900 paid $20 to view the match on TV at the
Sports Arena. Total attendance for the two-week event in
three cities was about 300,000 (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/16).
JUST FOR KICKS: The Brasil World Tour, presented by
Nike Sports Entertainment, will make its first stop in
Europe March 25 in Stuttgart, Germany, where Brasil will
play Germany. ESPN serves as the exclusive distribution
agent (Nike Sports Entertainment)....San Jose State Univ.
has been named the site for the '99 and 2000 semifinals and
final of the NCAA D-I Women's Soccer Championship (NCAA).
BEISBOL: MLB International's first-ever Baseball
Festival in Latin America drew about 55,000 fans over a
four-day period from February 5-8. The festival -- held in
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela -- was presented by MLBI and the
Caribbean Series with Maltin Polar as the title sponsor.
Other sponsors included Pepsi, MasterCard, Banco Provinciao,
and Televen, MLBI's broadcast partner in Venezuela (MLBI).
TENNIS, ANYONE? The Nuveen Tour is turning to Pistons G
Joe Dumars "to freshen its Detroit area tournament." Dumars
is combining his charity tennis tournament with the Nuveen
Tour to create the Mentadent Joe Dumars Champions. Under
the new format, MI-based Sports Management Network, which
reps Dumars, will house the marketing and promotion of this
year's tournament (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 2/9 issue).